Canal Bridge 234 Wolvercote Green Oxford Oxfordshire OX2 8FD
15 January 2021
Installation of new hydraulic ram pit to accommodate new hydraulic ram. Installation of hydraulic pedestal and winding mechanism with new connecting hydraulic hose to south side.
This bridge is also known as Perry’s Bridge. The Rivers & Waterways Trust wishes to convert the lift bridge believed to be 200 years old to hydraulic control to comply with latest safety standards. We recommend deferral pending submission of clarification of any work to be done on the timber structure; clarification of setting with a smaller scale context plan drawing of the pit, hoses and hand pump to assess impact on the setting: a methodology of work and timescale to assess the impact on the canal and disruption to access and use.